Heather of the month December 2017 - Erica x factitia ‘Johannes van Leuven’

 Flowers white; XII-II; calyx white with greenish tips; style slightly emergent, tinged pink or green at apex; anthers with vestigial spurs reduced to a tuft of minute hairs. Foliage bright green, with pale salmon-pink new growth.

Artificial hybrid between E. lusitanica (Portuguese heath) and E. carnea (winter or mountain heath), first raised by Kurt Kramer and recently re-created by Johannes van Leuven.

Image courtesy of E. C. Nelson.


Heather Description

Habit:

The Leaves: Bright green, with pale salmon-pink new growth

The Flower: White

Flowering Period: December - February